KGrzbV 10

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3 Nov 1939 - KGr.z.b.V.10 was established at Burg bei Magdeburg.

Gruppenkommandeur - Oberstltn. Aue

Staffelkapitän

1. Staffel - Hptm. Wagner.

2. Staffel - Obltn. Georg.

3. Staffel - Obltn. Lastig.

4. Staffel - Obltn. Burkheiser.

Adjundant - Hptm. der Res. Vogt.

Techn. Offizier - Hptm. der Res. Thomsen.


The gruppe consisted of 53 Ju 52 with crews, which were seconded from various Kampf, Stuka, Jagd, Zerstörer and Aufklärungs units.

10 Nov 1939 - all aircraft and crews had arrived, so 4 staffeln each of 12 aircraft and the gruppe staff with 5 planes was established. During this period the aircraft were prepared for operations – wheel spats were removed, defensive weapons installed and engines overhauled.

12 Nov 1939 - Oberstltn. Aue was replaced with Major Theodor Beckmann from Luftkreigschule Berlin-Gatow.

The gruppe was subordinated to KGzbV 172, as part of Flieger Division 7, to operate as IV./KGzbV 172. The allocated Kennziechen was, therefore, N3 with staffel letters F-X-Y-Z-Q.

23 Nov 1939 – the Gruppe provided individual aircraft for specific tasks and 1. and 2. Staffel carried out blind flying training under Luftflotte 3. The Stab remained at Burg bei Magdeburg.

12 Jan 1940 – the gruppe was pulled together again at short notice in preparations for operations. During late November there had been periods of heavy frost and so starter damage was common – Hptm. Der Res. Thomsen (Gruppe Technical Officer) had attempted to rectify this with various cold start tests, but with little success.


04 Feb 1940 - The group staff moved to Brunswick-Broitzem. The group was renamed as IV./KG.zbV 1.

Stab./KGrzbV 10 became Stab./KGzbV 1.

1./KGrzbV 10 became 1./KGzbV 1.

2./KGrzbV 10 became 2./KGzbV 1.

3./KGrzbV 10 became 3./KGzbV 1.

4./KGrzbV 10 became 4./KGzbV 1.

FpN:

Stab./KGrzbV 10 - 20480.

1./KGrzbV 10 - 21860

2./KGrzbV 10 - 22871

3./KGrzbV 10 - 23493

4./KGrzbV 10 - 24278

References

    Hecke, Rudolf - Jet and Prop 2007/05 - Errkentnisse über wenig bekannte Kampfgruppen z.b.V. und irhe Kennzeichen p.14-17

    Rosch, Barry - Luftwaffe Codes, Markings and Units 1939-45

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